This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
Based on 253 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other brands.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Very Fast Processor Front Side Bus
The processor front side buses of personal computers that came out more than a year ago range from 400MHz to 1,600MHz. With a processor front side bus of 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF has one of the fastest processor front side buses amongst desktop computers of this age.
Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF is more than most computers of a similar type and age to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers of this spec and age. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Lenovo PC.
Across all the personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF the heights range from 9.8mm to 560mm, and the average height is 300mm. The ThinkCentre E73 SFF is quite short (only 101 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini ($882.55) (SSD).
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the ThinkCentre E73 SFF is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The ThinkCentre E73 SFF is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a fairly average processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (3.1GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
Computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL 270 (6GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590S
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Martin in London | 11 Comments
This SFF desktop ticks all the boxes; it's a reasonably capable desktop machine, if a bit short on USB ports (4 on the back, 2 of which are taken up by mouse and keyboard). My only concern was the... Read more…